Articles: Politics

Claire McFarlane - Footsteps To Inspire

Claire McFarlane - Footsteps To Inspire

Mid Morning Mix

*Warning: this podcast contains mentions of sexual assault*   In July 2016 Claire McFarlane began running 3500km of beach across 230 countries to create a peaceful dialogue on ...

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What's on at the UN? Non-observance of Syria ceasefire & Intl. Women's Day

What's on at the UN? Non-observance of Syria ceasefire & Intl. Women's Day

UN Roundup

Rheal LeBlanc runs us through what's happening this week at the UN.

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McKay Interview: Max Steinberg, chair of the International 2018 Business Festival

McKay Interview: Max Steinberg, chair of the International 2018 Business Festival

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is one of Liverpool’s best-known business leaders. He also is the Chairman of “The 2018 International Business Festival”, a major event which will ta...

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What's on at the UN? Heads of state at the Human Rights Council

What's on at the UN? Heads of state at the Human Rights Council

UN Roundup

Image: 37th Session of the Human Rights Council Aishath Shiham, Minister of Education of Maldives during of the High Level Segment of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council. 27 febr...

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What's on at the UN? International Mother Language Day

What's on at the UN? International Mother Language Day

UN Roundup

The 21st February is International Mother Language Day and there will be a special screening of a film at the Palais. See unog.ch library events.

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McKay Interview: Johanna Ralston, CEO World Obesity Federation (19 February 2018)

McKay Interview: Johanna Ralston, CEO World Obesity Federation (19 February 2018)

The McKay Interview

With obesity rates climbing throughout the western world, many are warning of a public health catastrophe. Michael McKay's guest this week is Dr. Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Obesity Fe...

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What's on at the UN? Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities

What's on at the UN? Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities

UN Roundup

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Plane Talk - Air travel in Africa just got A LOT easier

Plane Talk - Air travel in Africa just got A LOT easier

Plane Talk

Iata welcomes the Single African Air Transport Market      

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What's on at the UN? International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

What's on at the UN? International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

UN Roundup

Image: FGM awareness session run by the African Union Mission to Somalia at the Walalah Biylooley refugee camp, Mogadishu David Mutua, African Union Mission to Somalia - Flickr, CC0 Anti-F...

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McKay Interview: Sarah Springman (5 February 2018)

McKay Interview: Sarah Springman (5 February 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay is in Zürich and at one of the bastions of Swiss, academic achievement. It’s known widely by its abbreviation – ETH which stands for……Eidgenössisch...

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Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk

What are we supposed to do if we see something suspicious? Is it really a significant problem on air transport? What training do cabin crew have to recognise when someone might be being traff...

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McKay Interview: Michael Kimmel, Sociology Professor

McKay Interview: Michael Kimmel, Sociology Professor

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Dr. Michael Kimmel, the distinguished academic and Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University in New York; and the founder and editor of the academic journal Men and M...

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17 years later, and still not Swiss

17 years later, and still not Swiss

Why don't more longterm residents decide to apply for citizenship?

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McKay Interview: BBC radio presenter Nick Robinson (8 January 2018)

McKay Interview: BBC radio presenter Nick Robinson (8 January 2018)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to BBC Radio 4 presenter and former BBC political editor, Nick Robinson.

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McKay Interview: Ed Girardet - writer, journalist and editor of 'Global Geneva' Magazine

McKay Interview: Ed Girardet - writer, journalist and editor of 'Global Geneva' Magazine

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Edward Girardet. A journalist, writer and producer who for almost forty years has reported widely from humanitarian conflict zones in Africa and Asia and other parts of...

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What's on at the UN? Positive news from Somalia and Mix & Mash

What's on at the UN? Positive news from Somalia and Mix & Mash

UN Roundup

Photo: Intra-Syrian Talks Dr Bashar Al Jaafari, Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York arrives at a bilateral meeting with St...

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What's on at the UN? Biological Weapons Convention

What's on at the UN? Biological Weapons Convention

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson from the UN updates us on both the Biological Weapons Convention and Human Rights Council Special Session on Myanmar taking place this week. For social events at the UN,...

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McKay Interview: Myret Zaki, Editor in Chief of Bilan

McKay Interview: Myret Zaki, Editor in Chief of Bilan

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest needs no introduction to readers of Swiss business news in French, Myret Zaki is the Editor-in-Chief of the successful and long-established business magazine, BILAN. Befor...

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Plane Talk  - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

Plane Talk - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

Plane Talk

It can be easy to get lost amongst the acronyms. Chaitan explains the main differences between ICAO and IATA and how they work together.    

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What's on at the UN? Intra-Syrian peace talks & save the porpoise

What's on at the UN? Intra-Syrian peace talks & save the porpoise

UN Roundup

Image: UN Geneva: Intra-Syrian Talks Intra-Syrian Talks, Staffan De Mistura Special Envoy for Syria, Geneva, 2016.03.24. UN photo / Anne-Laure Lechat ​Intra-Syrian peace talks slated...

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Collaborating for a Safer World - organised by the GCSP

Collaborating for a Safer World - organised by the GCSP

The Breakfast Show

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy is hosting a major event this week. Called, ‘Collaborating for a Safer World’, the series of talks and discussions will look at terrorism, leadersh...

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The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview

The McKay Interview's 100th guest, Mary Robinson! 

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Rum and Reggae for Hurricane Relief

Rum and Reggae for Hurricane Relief

The Breakfast Show

The recent hurricanes that tore through the Caribbean left a trail of destruction. Many people are still homeless and schools have to be rebuilt. Running water and electricity is still causing prob...

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